Reviewed by Kat
TITLE: No Shame
SERIES: No Shame #4
AUTHOR: Nora Phoenix
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 308 Pages
RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2018
(This is NOT a stand alone novel. See end of this description for details)
Brad feels nothing but shame about himself. Shame about his sexual needs, about his reputation, about his medical problem no one knows about. No one, except his best friend Charlie, but no matter what feelings Brad may have for him, he’s not going there. Charlie deserves so much better, and Brad desperately needs something not even Charlie can provide.
Charlie has loved Brad forever, but he’s never acted on his feelings, unsure of where he stood. Plus, there was the complication of his boyfriend. But when his boyfriend’s abuse gets too much for Charlie, it’s Brad who helps him escape and recover.
Miles ends up severely wounded in the line of duty as an FBI agent. He’s floored when the man he was protecting, Indy, opens his home to him so he can recover. Indy also sets him up with Brad, who turns out to be a perfect solution for Miles’ sexual issues…until Miles wants more than sex from him, and a developing friendship between Miles and Charlie complicates things even more.
Bit by bit Charlie and Miles break through Brad’s defenses, until they come crumbling down. Miles will have to prove he can provide what Brad needs, and Charlie’s sweet love will be put to the test. But when Brad finally finds the courage to break free of his shame, will the fragile love that has blossomed between the three of them survive?
No Shame is a steamy M/M/M romance that ends with a happy ever after for all characters, including those from the previous books in the series. It’s the fourth book in the No Shame Series, and is NOT a stand alone novel, so make sure to read the first three books first (No Filter, No Limits, and No Fear). It contains hot sex, a ménage, a little daddy kink, more hot sex, and a poly-amorous relationship that transcends labels. Also: trigger warning for mentions of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and rape
I was so excited to return from my vacation break to find this in my inbox.
Now that Indy is free at last and back home with Noah, and Connor and Josh have reunited and returned home, you would think all these men would want/need is a little alone time. But that is so far from what happens. Brad (Blake’s younger brother, who is Indy’s trainer/coach and dating Josh’s little brother Aaron) has moved in to their home with his best friend Charlie after Charlie was severely beaten by his police office boyfriend Zack. If that isn’t a full enough house, Indy brings home Miles, the FBI agent he saved. How does Indy and his friends return to their previous lives with all the changes surrounding them?
With a house full of all these men you would expect their unique sexual practices to curtail but that is so far from the truth. The testosterone that fueled all these men made for some rather rambunctious, wild and creative sex. I have to say, I am totally surprised the house is still standing! I had thought that we had got about as kinky as we could get in this series but then the author throws us yet another curve…daddy kink! I am getting a full on education into the various “kinks” that these men explore. We started with a variation of ménage, then added in BDSM. Next came puppy play, then our first unique ménage became a very adventurous polyamorous mix. Finally we have a more traditional ménage but with a daddy twist! Talk about your smorgasbord of sexual adventures. And let me say…these books blow the doors off of wild and intriguing sexual matings.
But this book (and series) isn’t just about sex. The author takes us through so many twists that prove, without doubt, the love and sincerity these men have for each other and their friends and the lengths they will go to protect those that are dear to them. They may be considered strange to most but together they make each other whole and loved. I wanted…no needed Indy to have his HEA in the first book and, as promised, I got it. But by the time we got to this final book I needed it for all nine of these men. They grabbed hold of me and made me want and demand that they all got theirs.
I have heard that the fans, including me, are demanding more of these men from the author. They just don’t feel like the story is done yet. I decided I would checked out her author page and it looks like we may win. Maybe not another full length book but I foresee that this is not the end of the No Shame men and their story.
I can’t recommend this series enough. Author Nora Phoenix may be a brand new author but she doesn’t show it. This is a well rounded series with adventure, suspense, a whole collector’s set of baggage, plus warmth love and caring. I really hope this isn’t the end because I literally am not ready to let these guys go yet.